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Driving HD600 or HD650

post #1 of 11
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Hello, i was wondering what would one need to ''properly'' drive these headphones, i have a xonar phoebus soundcard that says it can drive up to 600 Ohm.

 

Also is there any headphones that sound better than these that are easier to drive?

 

Merci.

post #2 of 11
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And is this a fair comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDciSY80cvc

 

Or is this complete ******** and impossible to compare them like this, or can you actually really tell the difference between these like this.

post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by Aerathion View Post
 

And is this a fair comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDciSY80cvc

 

Or is this complete ******** and impossible to compare them like this, or can you actually really tell the difference between these like this.

 

Complete doo-doo, friend.

 

The Phobeus is perfectly capable of driving the HD600/HD650. These are not "the" headphones. They're staples from Sennheiser. But there are many other headphones that are in the same quality league as they are and cost a little less. Whether they sound better is subjective and up to your ears. It's not a universal "this headphone is best."

 

Also the HD600/HD650 are not difficult to drive at all. They just need a little bit of amplification, but it's overstated that they need tons, they do not.

 

Options:

 

AudioTechnica AD900X

Beyer DT880 32ohm

Sony MA900

Hifiman HE-300

Phillips Fidelio X1

 

Very best,

post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 

so i wouldnt not ''need'' anything extra to drive the hd 600 or 650, however they would scale greatly with adding dac/amp external?

post #5 of 11
No. I can drive my 650 with my iPhone.


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post #6 of 11
Basically, they will sound better with better quality amp smily_headphones1.gif
post #7 of 11
Better? No. Louder, perhaps. But then there goes your hearing. smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 11

They should be ok with your setup, but really not doing them justice. It took a decent valve amp before i could really start to enjoy listening to mine.

 

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Originally Posted by Aerathion View Post
Also is there any headphones that sound better than these that are easier to drive?

 

Yes, Grados.


Edited by mcandmar - 11/27/13 at 3:56pm
post #9 of 11
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Better? No. Louder, perhaps. But then there goes your hearing. smily_headphones1.gif

I guess we do share some differences when it comes to SQ and preference :rolleyes:

post #10 of 11
Thank you for putting it that way, and I'm sure you're right.

My own tastes have moved from the desire for impact to the desire for delicacy over the years, if that is at all helpful context.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by mcandmar View Post

They should be ok with your setup, but really not doing them justice. It took a decent valve amp before i could really start to enjoy listening to mine.

 

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Originally Posted by Aerathion View Post
Also is there any headphones that sound better than these that are easier to drive?

 

Yes, Grados.


I'm sorry it was so difficult and expensive for you.



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